Europe: Day 1, From London to Geneva

In hindsight, if I were to do this again I would probably skip the interrail ticket and probably fly everywhere. Now I’m not saying I’m not enjoying myself, but getting trains everywhere is long, tiring and sometimes a little bit chaotic. For example, we left the flat at 8.45am to go to St Pancras. We rushed through breakfast because you have to go through security 45 mins before the Eurostar leaves. I went from the Eurostar to Marne la Vallee Chessy straight onto a train to Lyon followed by a train to Geneva. There were no gaps, no time for food, drink or even no time to pee. I got to Geneva at 7pm and got to the hostel at 7:15pm. That was a long day.

I checked into the Geneva hostel, dumped my things and went in search of food. Warning, being veggie in Geneva is hard. On the main strip near me we’re so many restaurants, with it being a French speaking country everything was obviously in French. Some had little translation next to it which was helpful but in general not good for veggies.

I had hope when I saw an Italian but remembered that traditional Italians use mozzarella that isn’t suitable for us. So I was back to square one. I was too hungry to search for hours so ended up getting a veggie burger from McDonald’s. Not ideal and be warned it was 10CHF for a small meal deal. Welcome to Switzerland.

I headed back to the hotel for an early night as there was lots to do in the morning!